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QB Tom Brady (New England)
Tom Brady threw for 5235 yards last year on the strength of 611 passing attempts, but he’s only twice gone over 580 attempts in a season and the Patriots should have a better defense next year. I also think his 8.5 YPA from last year is unsustainable as he’s only gone over 8 twice in his career. The other time he did that was 2007, when Josh McDaniels was his offensive coordinator.
McDaniels is back, but Brady is also aging, turning 35 in August. He had noticeably diminished arm strength in 2011 and completed just 16 passes that went further than 20 yards in the air. He has a strong receiving corps, but I like Brees and Stafford a little bit more because of how much their offenses pass. They won’t have to average more than 8 YPA to approach 5000 yards.
Projection: 4700 passing yards, 37 passing touchdowns, 13 interceptions, 50 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown (321 pts standard/395 pts in 6 pt TD leagues)
RB Stevan Ridley (New England)
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New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has come out and said that since he signed his franchise tender, contract talks between his representatives and the Patriots have only gotten worse.
“There have been talks, but nothing that’s brightened anything at all,” Welker said. “It’s actually gotten worse.”
Welker admitted that he went against the advice...
One would’ve never thought the day would come that Wes Welker’s relationship with the Patriots was so strained that he could possibly be on his way out of New England.
Yes, there are contract issues, but that’s pretty normal in the world of professional sports. The athlete thinks he’s worth one thing and the team thinks he’s worth another. That’s just the way it works...
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Former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson says the death of Junior Seau was ''the tip of the tipping point'' that convinced him to speak out for concussion victims.
Seau shot himself in the chest this month. Although there has been no link established between possible head injuries and his death, Johnson says he's convinced it is at least part of what...
Last year, the Patriots offered Wes Welker a lot of money for a slot possession receiver. This year, they franchised him and he signed the one-year tender for $9.5 million. When he received his offer a year it ago, it was for 2-years and $16 million, so when you think about it, he is getting [...]
The Boston Globe reported yesterday that the New England Patriots held a workout for veteran tight end Dallas Clark on Friday. A team filled with receiving options and three highly qualified tight ends, I imagine this was nothing more than a virtual tire kicking workout so the Patriots could determine where he was physically in case the need to fill a roster position because of injury...
Report: Wes Welker reveals contract talks with Patriots getting
Wes Welker said Tuesday that he was taking a leap of faith in signing the franchise tender. However, it was more of a push from the New England Patriots front office. Passing camps start soon and Welker knows all to well that if he's out of sight, he's out of mind.
In the 2012 off-season, the Patriots restocked their diminished wide receiver position. Brandon Lloyd, Jabar...